What Happened on March 4, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 3rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Glen Campbell and Lynn Anderson win

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Martin Luther King Jr. announces plans for Poor People's Campaign

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Hunter, Torrance CA, infielder (Seat Mariners, Houston Astros)
  • Dinky van Rensburg, South Africa, tennis star
  • Dionna Harris, softball outfielder (Olympics-gold-96), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Evan Dando, rocker (Lemonheads)
  • Giovanni Carrara, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greek politician
  • Patsy Kensit, actress (Lethal Weapon 2, Hanover St), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandre Cellier, composer, dies at 84